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Month: September 2017

Zaha Hadid, a controversial architect known for her international designs

Zaha Hadid, a controversial architect known for her international designs

I am reading a book titled Lunch With the Financial Times, 52 Classic Interviews edited by Lionel Barber. In the Forward section of the book, you read: Lunch with the FT has long been a mainstay of the Financial Times weekend section, a consistently entertaining […]

War or peace, Of course peace, peace, peace

War or peace, Of course peace, peace, peace

  Today is an International Day of Peace. There are number of peace symbols that have been used to celebrate “Peace.” The Dove and Olive Branch was used by early Christians. Picasso turned thy symbols into an internationally recognizable sign of peace.       […]

Death of Gauri Lankesh brings focus on the risks of journalism

Death of Gauri Lankesh brings focus on the risks of journalism

  This OpEd was originally posted on Seattle Globalist. “Is journalism worth dying for?” That’s a loaded question without an easy answer. However, Freedom of Press becomes a highly contested issue depending upon where one lives. A gutsy and outspoken Indian editor, Gauri Lankesh, was shot […]

Habib Gerez, a Turkish charming narcissist

Habib Gerez, a Turkish charming narcissist

  Habib Gerez, a charming narcissist! In the previous story, I explained how I came across an older gentleman. Here is the rest of the story. I took my daughter’s hand gently, and followed Habib Gerez to his cozy mysterious alley. Gerez took us back […]